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8 items from 2016


“Spotlight” takes the top prize from SAG to stay alive in the Oscar race

1 February 2016 10:35 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG, for those who don’t know) did their best provide both questions and answers in regards to the Oscar race. On the one hand, much of what we suspected to the the Academy’s likely favorites remains as such, but on the other…there are certainly some potential upsets brewing. SAG was just one of the precursors over the weekend, as the Art Directors Guild and Ace Eddie announced their winners as well, which you can see below, but the SAG victors are what we’ll be focusing on today. So, let’s chat about that guild’s results! SAG managed to both clear up and confuse on Saturday. Basically, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Brie Larson wrapped up their Oscar wins in Lead Acting categories, while Alicia Vikander likely became an unbeatable frontrunner as well in Best Supporting Actress. As for Best Supporting Actor, »

- Joey Magidson

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Oitnb’ Stars Band Together at EW SAG Bash

30 January 2016 12:34 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Did you see that?” Anthony Mackie posed to fellow partygoers entering inside Chateau Marmont — where stars from some of television’s most popular shows (like “Game of Thrones,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Downton Abbey”) started the SAG celebrating early at Entertainment Weekly’s annual awards eve extravaganza on Friday night. “There’s a woman flashing (her phone conversation with) an old naked dude, holding a glass of wine, waiting for her to come home!” he said to the amusement of surrounding guests — though inside the packed fete, there was action enough.

Game of Thrones'” Alfie Allen, early to arrive, held court in Chateau’s inside area — where he introduced two of his male “mates,” and had a chat with “Downton Abbey’s” Tom Cullen. He proceeded to catch up with the rest of the cast, including Carice van Houten, Hannah Murray and Maisie Williams — who had some »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Oitnb’ Stars Band Together at EW SAG Bash

30 January 2016 12:34 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Did you see that?” Anthony Mackie posed to fellow partygoers entering inside Chateau Marmont — where stars from some of television’s most popular shows (like “Game of Thrones,” “Orange is the New Black” and “Downton Abbey”) started the SAG celebrating early at Entertainment Weekly’s annual awards eve extravaganza on Friday night. “There’s a woman flashing (her phone conversation with) an old naked dude, holding a glass of wine, waiting for her to come home!” he said to the amusement of surrounding guests — though inside the packed fete, there was action enough.

Game of Thrones'” Alfie Allen, early to arrive, held court in Chateau’s inside area — where he introduced two of his male “mates,” and had a chat with “Downton Abbey’s” Tom Cullen. He proceeded to catch up with the rest of the cast, including Carice van Houten, Hannah Murray and Maisie Williams — who had some »

- Jasmin Rosemberg

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Meg Ryan Directing Delia Ephron’s Romantic Comedy ‘The Book’

29 January 2016 6:20 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Meg Ryan is re-teaming with Delia Ephron to direct romantic comedy “The Book,” an original story set in the publishing world.

Ryan made her directorial debut with “Ithaca,” a coming-of-age saga about life on the home front during World War II. The drama, set in a small town in California’s San Joaquin Valley in 1942, follows a teenage boy who aspires to be the fastest bicycle messenger ever.

Ryan shot “Ithaca” in Viriginia in 2014 and starred as the boy’s widowed mother, along with Jack Quaid, Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith, Hamish Linklater and Tom Hanks. The movie does not have domestic distribution yet.

Ryan and Delia Ephron collaborated on the 1998 romantic comedy “You’ve Got Mail,” which starred Hanks and Ryan. Ephron wrote the screenplay with her sister, the late Nora Ephron. Hanks and Ryan also starred together in “Sleepless in Seattle,” which Nora Ephron directed, and “Joe Versus the Volcano. »

- Dave McNary

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Meg Ryan Signs With Gersh; Sets Delia Ephron-Scripted ‘The Book’ As Next Directing Gig

29 January 2016 2:57 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Multi-hyphenate Meg Ryan has signed with Gersh for full representation. Ryan recently completed her feature film directorial effort, Ithaca, starring in the film with Sam Shepard, Alex Nuestaetder, Hamish Linklater, Jack Quaid and Tom Hanks. The film is currently in talks for a distribution deal that will put it in theaters later this year. Ryan has her directorial follow-up set: She’s collaborating with writer Delia Ephron from an original story titled The Book… »

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Second Opinion – The Big Short (2015)

20 January 2016 9:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Big Short, 2015.

Directed by Adam McKay.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Finn Wittrock, Max Greenfield, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall, Hamish Linklater, Tracy Letts, John Magaro, Jeremy Strong, Marissa Tomei, Karen Gillan, Stanley Wong, Byron Mann, Margot Robbie, and Selena Gomez.

 

Synopsis:

Four denizens of the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000’s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

Adam McKay at the Oscars you say? The same Adam McKay who helped introduce the world to Ron Burgundy, Mark Wahlberg being funny and the infamous and hilarious vocal styling of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly’s delightfully crude rendition of Boats and Hoes? One and the same. The rule usually states that comedians (actors, writers or directors) just don’t usually win the big prize, bar a few exceptions »

- Scott J. Davis

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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in January

6 January 2016 12:54 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It's January, and if your new year's resolution was to watch better movies, then good news: We've got you covered (The bad news: You have terribly low ambitions). From comfort-food classics to a new Netflix documentary series that finds a comedian completely reinventing herself (and does not involve murder cases), there's a hot, hungover mess of great new things to stream this month. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our guide to the best of what's new to view during the first month of 2016. Because you don't have to get »

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Melissa McCarthy-Ben Falcone Comedy ‘Nobodies’ Gets TV Land Pilot Order

6 January 2016 9:50 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

TV Land has given a pilot order to “Nobodies,” the project exec produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone that centers on what it’s like to be the friends of more-established Hollywood names.

Originally titled “Friends With Melissa,” the project is starring, exec produced and written by fellow Groundlings alums Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras (“Mike Tyson Mysteries”). Inspired by their real life, the trio will play themselves — struggling creatives who are trying desperately to land one of their famous friends for a feature script that they’ve developed so that they, too, can rise to fame in Hollywood.

McCarthy and Falcone are exec producing through their On the Day shingle. He is directing and will appear in the pilot. Should the pilot go to series, she will appear in future episodes.

“Hugh, Larry and Rachel tell stories that are so funny, you honestly can’t believe they’re true, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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